WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 10) – Strauss Mann of the Wichita Thunder is the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 2-8.
This is his second league award that he has earned this season. Mann was selected as the ECHL Rookie of the Month for October.
Mann went 2-0-0 with a 1.42 goals-against average and a save percentage of .965 in two appearances last week.
The 24-year-old made 41 saves in 4-1 win against Idaho on Friday and turned aside 42 shots in a 3-2 shootout win at Tulsa on Sunday. Mann also stopped all three shooters in the shootout.
Under a National Hockey League contract with San Jose, Mann is 6-1-1 in eight appearances with Wichita this season with a 2.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .935. He has also seen action in eight games with the American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda, where he is 3-3-0 with one shutout, a 2.85 goals-against average and a save percentage of .885.
A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Mann spent the 2021-22 season in Sweden with Skelleftea AIK where he went 13-9-0 in 22 appearances with three shutouts, a 2.19 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914. He also represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, seeing action in three games.
Prior to turning pro, Mann saw action in 77 career games at the University of Michigan where he posted a record of 35-30-9 with 11 shutouts, a 2.14 goals-against average and a save percentage of .926. He also spent one season with Fargo of the United States Hockey League, going 22-8-1 in 34 games with five shutouts, a 1.86 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932.
Wichita returns home for three-straight starting on Friday night at 7:05 to host Allen.
Friday is Noche Del Trueno Night, presented by Wichita Furniture & Mattress and La Raza 102.5 FM. The Thunder will become El Trueno for a night to help honor the Wichita-area Hispanic communities. The team will be wearing a special El Trueno-themed uniform that will be on the DASH Auction App. There will also be pregame activities for the whole family. Banda Tamborracho will be performing pregame and during Intermissions. Use the code RAZA to get $10 tickets.
Saturday is Back The Red, White and Blue, a Salute to First Responders, presented by QC Kinetix of Wichita. Join us at 5 p.m. for the annual Police vs. Fire Game. Ticket admission will get you into both games. Use the code POLICE or FIRE for discounted tickets.
Sunday is Machinist Union Local Lodge 839 Night and a Season Ticket Holder Post-Game Skate as we welcome in the Tulsa Oilers.
To buy tickets for any of the three games this weekend, click here.
The San Jose Sharks-themed Affiliation uniforms are now live on the DASH Auction App. Bidding ends during our game on Saturday night. To bid on your favorite player's jersey, click here.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online here, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.
Season tickets for the 2022-23 campaign are still on sale. Fans can pay in full and receive 10% off. Lock in your seats for every game and enjoy all the benefits. Click here to learn more.